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Oct 30

Scovies Gourmet: Deli - Dinner - Desserts

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 5:07 PM by Lindsey Dotson

November special: download the Life in Charlevoix mobile app for a coupon that will get you 15% off entrees at Scovies Gourmet! 

Charlevoix Main Street DDA sat down with Vi Keller, owner of Scovie's Gourmet in downtown Charlevoix. This charming eatery serves up a variety of delicious offerings and has excellent customer service. Whether it's a quick lunch to go or a special dinner, Vi's got you covered! Like their Facebook page for updates.
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CMS: Tell me a little bit about your business. 
Vi: Deli-Dinner-Desserts... Deli Bistro that serves sandwiches, paninis, wraps, salads, burgers and MORE. Night menu that features several favorites from the Pecan Crusted Walleye or house made Lasagna, classics like Chicken Marsala or Chicken Cordon Bleu just to name a few.  Full bar with local wines, micro brews, and cocktails available.

Don't forget the dessert case full of pies, bar cookies, and our award winning Northern MI carrot cake with dried cherries and traditional cream cheese icing.  We also cater parties up to 200, from small office gatherings/meetings to weddings and conferences. (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner available). I also do special occasion, birthday, anniversary and wedding cakes. You have a favorite? I have probably made it... if not... I'm always up for a challenge!
CMS: What precautions are you taking to protect your employees and customers from Covid-19? How have you had to shift your business model in response to the pandemic? 
Vi: We are wearing shields/face coverings, 50% capacity, touchless pay options, sanitizer available, cleaning each table and chairs between seatings, curbside/To-go and delivery (when staff is available).

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CMS: Why did you want to be a small business owner? 
Vi: (insert sarcasm) I ask myself that every day! LOL 
Basically I decided that if I was working this hard for someone else to make money I should be doing it for myself instead, Also, it was a goal when I got into the hospitality business and decided to make it a career to prove to myself that I could own and operate my own.

CMS: Why did you choose to open a business downtown Charlevoix? 
Vi: We researched the area and saw a need for our services in Charlevoix. We have changed and evolved into a "staple" business downtown.

CMS: What do you enjoy most about living and working in the Charlevoix area?
Vi: The view out my front window! If you have to work every might as well enjoy the view.

CMS: What is something unique about your store/business? 
Vi: We try to make people's experience an enjoyable one! We get to know our customers, local year rounders and summer residents alike and try to make this feel like a "piece of home" that they miss when they aren't here!

CMS: How would you describe downtown Charlevoix? 
Vi: Small town at its BEST! 

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CMS: How has Main Street helped your business?
Vi: Promotions and campaigns have increased the visibility of Charlevoix as a whole so we have seen more new customers.

CMS: What’s your favorite thing about your business? 
Vi: The people and the freedom to create!

CMS: What’s your favorite Charlevoix event? 
Vi: That's a tough one... probably Apple Fest (love the fall) or Venetian Festival (sucker for the fireworks).

CMS: Is there anything else you would like to add? 
Vi: Nope except, THANK YOU CHARLEVOIX! :)
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